Forces, Link, Alcohol & Gambling Support (FLAGS)

Forces, Link, Alcohol & Gambling Support (FLAGS)

The Forces Alcohol and Gambling Support service (known as FLAGS) is delivered by an independent charity organisation, The Society of St James. This local agency specialises in supporting people in making their lives better and has expertise in behaviour change interventions. This service is important to us as a need for support within serving personnel has been identified in regards to alcohol and gambling.

We are an independent service supported by the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity (RNRMC). Our aim is to provide a private and confidential service to support current serving personnel who may be experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or gambling.

At Forces Alcohol and Gambling support, we provide advice and interventions for serving personnel who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or gambling. All our services are free of charge and completely confidential.

Within the forces we understand the difficulties that you are experiencing are of a sensitive nature. Our aim is to provide a private service to all who need our support.


One to one sessions with a specialist support worker are confidential. Information about you will only be shared with your permission, or if a significant risk of harm to yourself or others is of concern.

We can offer you specialist interventions and advice depending on your needs and circumstances which may include; Low level counselling, One to one support sessions, Alcohol and Gambling brief Interventions, Self-assessment toolkits, Online workbooks, Financial advice, Unlimited access to Aftercare.

All services can be offered on or off base, at your home or via telephone or email.

Visit SSJ’s Portsmouth Drug and Alcohol Service.

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